Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:00:13 -0500
From: Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU
Subject: doppkit, Doppelt
In a 1/26/98 message on "doppkit" Jim Rader wrote:
The "Style" section of the Aug. 1995 issue of Playboy illustrates a
Dopp kit and states in the caption that "[it was] developed by
Charles Doppelt around 1919." Take this for whatever it's worth.
Incidentally, Elsdon Smith's _American Surnames_ says of the name
"Doppelt": "The German DOPPELT and the Norwegian GEMELL record the man
born at the same time as another, a twin."
German "doppelt," of course, means "double."
gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]umr.edu